Pocket Sized Thoughts – Jude – Part 6

Building up yourselves upon your most holy faith.” (v.20)

Having warned his readers against the negative aspect of deception, Jude now concentrates upon a positive way by which we can act. There is always something interesting in watching a building going up, especially as it nears completion. Once we are saved, we are to build. We are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9) and we are not to remain at the foundation stage only. By the grace that God gives, we are to build wisely and there are several ways to assist that. The first is to pray in the Holy Spirit. Our prayers are not to be routine, but we are to be surrendered to and led by the Spirit in prayer; as we do so, we shall build. Likewise, we are to keep ourselves in the love of God and not drift away from it. In addition, we are to always look for and be completely dependent upon His mercy. Finally, we are to watch for the salvation of others. Some will need gentle compassion, while others may require stern rebuke; but it is all done with the aim that they should not fall short of the holy salvation which is in Christ Jesus. All of this will help us to build well and strongly and thus, avoid a collapse in our faith.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that you are the solid foundation; help me to build wisely upon that.”